Researchers from the Leiden University in the Netherlands found that exercise helps promote creative thinking. From the study, scientists found that the group of participants who exercised regularly performed better on a “remote associates task” than the non-exercising group. This task involved finding a common link between three non-related works. In the exercising group, it showed better convergent thinking, which is the ability to come up with a single solution to a problem, demonstrated more cognitive control. The study authors said that physical movement is good for flexible thinking as well.
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